Get your dental emergency sorted in 4 easy steps:

1. Get your dental emergency

2. Call us on 01922 624900


4. Go home, relax, and carry on with your day !

When a dental emergency strikes, you need a reliable and professional dentist fast. At The Dentist West Midlands, our team of experienced dental practitioners is here to help.

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We understand that dental emergencies don’t always occur during office hours. You can call us about your dental emergency 24-hours a day and we’ll be here for you.

Whether you’ve been suffering for a few days and feel that the pain is getting worse, you’ve been kept awake by a toothache, or you need immediate treatment due to severe pain or bleeding, our emergency dental service is available.

Our emergency dental care is suitable for patients who have a dental issue that needs immediate attention.

Emergency appointments are available 24hrs a day, call 01922 624900.

What Should I Do if I Have a Dental Emergency?

Ring us at any time on 01922624900. You don’t have to be registered with our practice to receive emergency treatment. Give us a call to explain your symptoms and we will do our best to provide a suitable solution.

Call Our 24-Hour Support Line

We pride ourselves on giving the best care to all our patients. We want to make sure our dentistry is effective, good-quality and as comfortable and pain-free as possible. If you come to our office be rest assured that you’ll be treated with dignity and respect. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you have a great experience. We know that some people are nervous about seeing the dentist, so our friendly and dedicated team will put you at ease. Your appointments will be as calming and stress-free as possible, and we’ll explain everything a pace that suits you.

24-Hour Support Line

Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether you have a dental emergency or not. If you are in severe discomfort or if a dental problem is causing additional symptoms, you are likely in need of immediate attention.

If you’re not sure of the best course of action, our 24-hour helpline is here to give you the information you need. Give us a call and we can help you decide on a treatment suited to your situation.

If you are experiencing one of the following dental emergencies, please call us immediately on 01922624900:

  • Severe toothache or swelling
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Fractured or cracked teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Loose filling
  • Infection
  • Dental crown has fallen out

Book Evening and Weekend Appointments

If your dental emergency can wait until a scheduled evening or weekend appointment, please call us to arrange a convenient time for an appointment. We know how difficult it can be to fit in dental treatment during the normal 9-5 working day, which is why we offer our patients a selection of appointments in the evenings (until 11 pm) and at the weekends.

How Do I Contact the Dentist for an Emergency Appointment?

If you’re not sure if you’ve got a dental emergency or you need some advice on a dental problem, give us a call and we can assist you. To book your appointment or for help, call us on 01922624900.


Broken tooth

When a tooth is broken and hurts, you have to assess how deep the break and the bacteria is.

A break in only the enamel won’t hurt, because enamel isn’t sensitive.

If sharp, it may rub on your tongue or lip and cause an ulcer.

Treatment: A small filling or may just be smoothed down.

Broken / decayed dentine.
A problem in the dentine causes sensitivity. It starts when cold or hot gets to it and normally lasts a few seconds only.

Treatment: A filling or root filling.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

When the pulp is infected, the tooth becomes very sensitive. It may throb, be worse on lying down and when exercising,the pain is continues and it spreads until it is unbearable. Pain killers stop working at this stage. Treatment: Either a root filling or extraction by our emergency dentist. Decay into the pulp is known as pulpitis and it is where the nerve inside the tooth is exposed to bacteria. You feel pain radiating throughout your face and throbbing continuously, especially when trying to sleep or exercise.

Treatment: Root filling or extraction by your emergency dentist.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

What is an abscess?

An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up inside the teeth, gums or the bone that holds the teeth in place., common term ‘infection’.

This is one of our most common complaints we receive as an emergency. People have had a tooth broken a few months, it hasn’t hurt or they controlled it with painkillers, so they left it, and now the pain comes ‘with a vengeance’.

The pain stops when the pulp ‘dies’, and it may be a few months or years before an abscess forms. The abscess is at the bottom of the tooth, maybe pain-free or very severe pain. It feels like a deep pressure and the tooth is very sensitive to tap or touch. The tooth may feel wobbly and raised and hurt when biting. The abscess may cause severe swelling, or may be just a lump coming from the gum which occasionally bursts or leaks pus.

Treatment: Either a root filling or an extraction by our emergency dentist. It may need antibiotics first in some cases. If severe it may need urgent attention as it may progress into a life threatening problem. Taking antibiotics is a temporary solution, the problem will always come back. Best is to go for a permanent treatment which entails a root filling or extraction.

Tooth abscess on an adult

Tooth abscess on a child

Tooth abscess (or PAP)
The tooth is sensitive to touch and may feel wobbly. It may have been broken for sometime or you may have had a deep filling done on the tooth a few days or months ago. Your immune system may not be working as well as normal due to poor diet or stress.

Treatment: Root filling or extraction by your emergency dentist.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

A fractured tooth root is often discovered when surrounding bone and gum becomes infected. Fractures are often a result of long term progression, injury/trauma or they can sometimes just be unlucky from biting down on ice, pens, popcorn kernels and if the tooth breaks in such a way it may not be unrestorable. Unlike a broken bone unfortunately a fractured tooth will not heal.

Treatment: Extraction by our emergency dentist.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

Sensitivity is when the nerve swells up, this feeling may or may not go away after sometime, if this feeling doesn’t go away after a while then you may require a RCT – see below for more information:

Root canal treatment (RCT)

If NO (either of the below may be required):
Composite filling
Tooth extraction and replacement

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease has different stages gingivitis which is early stages of gum disease, periodontitis which may have small pockets below the gum line which food may get trapped and the advanced periodontistis which is the last stages of gum disease. Here we talk about the most common form – chronic gum disease. It progresses slowly, over the years and early preventative treatment is best to stop it. It eventually results in tooth loss and is often the reason why people need dentures when they get older.

Late stage gum disease:

Late Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common condition where by the gums become sore, swollen and infected. You will know if you have gum disease as your gums may bleed when brushing or if you have bad breath.

If gum disease isn’t treated at the earlier stage it can develop into a condition that’s called Periodontitis, which affects the tissues around the teeth that help support the tooth. If this condition continues it can cause the bone in your jaw to decay. This will then eventually cause the tooth to become loose and they may eventually fall out. Chronic gum disease becomes acute gum disease causes pain.

What Can Be Done?
Maintain good oral hygiene
Stop smoking
Attend regular dental checkups
See a Hygienist if your dentist advises you to
Intense toothache When a toothache gets so bad that pain killers don’t work, you can’t sleep and the pain is continuous, you need to see a dentist ASAP. You may have one of several conditions.

When gum disease is left untreated, it may cause an infection. The tooth may be wobbly and painful to touch. The gum is tender to touch and may bleed when brushing. Your immune system may not be working as well as normal due to poor diet or stress. You are more likely to get this if you smoke or have uncontrolled diabetes.

Treatment: Cleaning the tooth and regularly visiting the dentist or hygienist in your emergency dentist.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

Often people are referred to hospital for their wisdom teeth extraction. However, they can’t wait for the hospital, so they come to us, who aim to remove your wisdom tooth for you on the first appointment, even if it needs a surgical operation.

If the tooth is right at the back, and typically your age is 18-25 or more at times, your wisdom tooth may be coming through. You might find it hurts on biting or that you can’t open your mouth wide. The gum at the back maybe swollen and growing over the tooth.

Treatment: Cleaning, may need antibiotics/extraction if severe or recurrent or causing other problems.

Note that the picture below. The red arrow points to the gum which is swollen. this is the most common are of pain. The gum sometimes swells up and seems to grow over the tooth. Typically the area will become tender to bite on. The black arrow is food getting trapped on the top of the wisdom tooth. This causes decay in the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front of it. It would be a shame to loose both teeth as a result of this, so it is important to come in for an assessment to minimize damage as soon as possible.

Are your Wisdom Teeth causing you pain?
Wisdom tooth pain can be pretty unbearable and can occur out of nowhere. It can be very painful and unexpected and can cause swelling to the affected area.

If you’re in an emergency situation and need something doing about it we can help you, we offer a 24 HOUR EMERGENCY HELPLINE, including all weekends and bank holidays. We have extracted many wisdom teeth in emergency situations and will always try and resolve the pain that patients are going through. In the instance that we are unable to extract the tooth, we will refer patients on the same day to either the Birmingham Dental Hospital or Manor Hospital for further treatment.

However in the meantime, we have the following advice for patients suffering from Wisdom Tooth Pain:

To clear the infection.
To do this mix a few spoonfuls of salt with warm water and thoroughly rinse out your mouth repeatedly. This will wash out the infection and reduce pain.
If you seek help from an emergency dentist they may try and wash out the infection, by using antiseptic mouthwashes and syringing out the infection.

To reduce the swelling use ice wrapped in a towel. This will help reduce the pain.
You should also take painkillers to ease the pain, such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen (always read the label first and only if you are not allergic to any of these)

In an emergency you can try to numb the pain with over the counter medicines such as Orajel. However this is only advice if the pain is very severe and you should still call our emergency dentist ASAP.
If you have problems breathing or swallowing you should call 999 A&E as this can be very dangerous as it maybe that the swelling from your wisdom tooth is blocking your airway.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

An Avulsed Tooth is when a tooth has completed displaced from its socket in alveolar bone, owing to trauma.

If a tooth is avulsed, you must make sure that it’s a permanent tooth, as primary teeth should not be replanted.

You Must Follow This Guide When In This Situation:
The patient should be kept as calm as possible
Find the tooth that’s been knocked out. Pick the tooth up by the white part, which is known as the crown. Avoid physically touching the root.
If the tooth is dirty, briefly wash it for about 10 seconds under cold running water and re-position it. Encourage the patient/parent/partner/friend to replant the tooth.
Bite down onto an handkerchief to kept the tooth in position.
If this is not possible, place the tooth in a suitable storage container, e.g. a glass of milk. The tooth can also be transported in the mouth, keeping it between the molars and the inside of the cheek. However, if the patient is very young, you shouldn’t do this in case they swallow it, therefore it is advisable to get the patient to spit in a container and place the tooth in it. Avoid storage in water!

Seek Emergency Dental Treatment Immediately.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

When a bridge or crown comes out, what we must first think about is: Why did it come out?

The glue stopped working
This is the best situation because it is simply a matter of sticking it back in. When we stick the bridge or crown back in, we need to make sure that the tooth and crown / bridge is dry and clean so that the glue works as well as possible. Treatment: Glue it back in by your emergency dentist.

It’s not fitting well
The crown or bridge needs to be well fitting to the tooth that it is supported by. The tighter the fit and the more physical support that the tooth underneath offers, the better the crown or bridge will last.

Treatment: To make a new crown / bridge if possible by your emergency dentist.

The tooth underneath is too weak or broken.
You need enough height and width of the tooth to support a crown or bridge (approx 2mm). The longer the bridge, the more strength the supporting teeth will need. Many times we see the tooth underneath has sheared off and broken and cannot be glued back on.

Treatment: To make a new crown / bridge if possible by our emergency dentist.

Broken tooth
It’s catching on the bite
When there is too much force on the crown / bridge, for example it catches when you are eating or grinding your teeth, it will come off.

Treatment: To adjust the biting surface of the crown / bridge or make a new one by your emergency dentist.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

Broken denture
If your Denture has broken or is slightly cracked in a certain area the best option for you would be: Visit our Emergency Dentist – The dentist can then send it back to the lab for repair work and to fix the denture. Sometime we need to take an impression (mould) of your teeth so that we can put the pieces back in the right place.

Getting a New Denture – Consider getting one that’s made of a better material, for example a Metal Cobalt Chrome Denture or one made of High Impact Acrylic.

Loose Dentures
Loose dentures can be a common problem for many people. There are many reasons why they can become loose, here are just some of them reasons:

  • It could be that there was a problem with impressions, measurements taken or even the bite.
  • Bone resorption when the gums no longer have to hold teeth in place the body then tries to reclaim bone mass after the teeth are lost, which causes the bone supporting your teeth that now supports the dentures.
  • Dentures may be too large and therefore require trimming down, by a dentist.

Everyday wear and tear your dentures can physically go out of shape leaving them loose and uncomfortable.
If you fail to take good care of your dentures, or have general poor oral hygiene, because of damage to the false teeth themselves or infection and bleeding of the gums where the dentures fit, implications can be significant.

Solutions to loose dentures:
Denture Adhesive
There are many on the market and they all work well if your dentures are slightly loose, they work like a glue and are very effective. For example Poligrip is a form of denture adhesive.

Denture relines

Adding denture plastic to the part of the denture that isn’t fitting correctly will improve the stability of the denture

Adjusting the shape of the denture

Often a denture falls out when you open wide because the muscles are pushing the denture out of place – it needs to be adjusted

Changing the bite of the denture

If the denture becomes loose when you eat it might be that the forces of the teeth on each other aren’t balanced. Best to check and adjust how the teeth are shaped.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

Has your brace wire snapped off causing it to jab into the side of your cheek or gum? The best thing to do firstly would be:

  • To try and push the wire back into place using the eraser end of a pencil (be careful). If this doesn’t work then place a small cotton ball or the orthodontic wax you get from your dentist for your braces, and cover the end of the wire that is sticking out.
  • You should never attempt to cut the wire yourself as this can be a choking hazard! When left untreated, ulcers and infections can form.
  • However, you can’t always get into you orthodontist in time to get the problem fixed. If you cant then call us.
  • Our emergency dentist can see you and cut or smooth off the sharp bit so that it doesn’t cause complications, or we may be able to replace the wire or re-fix the item perfectly so that you can be comfortable.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

Dry socket happens about 10% of times after we take teeth out. It is essentially an infection of the socket and may happen even if you follow all of the instructions about how to prevent complication. If you get a “dry socket”, you might get a bad taste in your mouth or the pain may be getting worse over time, call us as you may need to get it cleaned and maybe get some antibiotics from our emergency dentist.

Many people start taking painkillers such as codeine when they get a toothache. In general we always advise Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (always read the label). You can maximise the dose of both, but avoid ibuprofen if you have asthma/ allergies and the risk of a stomach ulcer (if overdosed) means that even when you have it with meals there is still a serious risk. The best thing is to get the proper treatment done before the pain gets too bad.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

If you’re the type of person who really dislikes going to the dentist for whatever reason it may be, fear not – you’re certainly not alone! You don’t have to dodge the reminder phone calls telling you that you’re due a checkup, especially not when we can help get you through it with peace of mind. We understand that people can get very nervous when coming for any sort of treatment to the dentist and that’s why we like to take it into consideration. Why hide away? We will do everything we can to make the experience as calming as possible, so that you feel at ease when coming to the surgery.

At times some may feel a little embarrassed about this feeling but there’s really no need, as we all can feel a little apprehensive at times.There are plenty of different techniques that can be used to help nervous patients. From using chemical sedation’s, topical anaesthetics to psychological methods that don’t carry any side effects! The typical psychological methods could include listening to calming music whilst getting the treatment done, bringing your own earphones so that you listen to music, also the dentist showing you what equipment will be used prior to carrying out the treatment so that nothings new to you and you’re aware of the tools that maybe used. There’s an array of options out there to suit individual needs.

Find out more here.

Emergency Broken braces wires – If your brace wire were to break and it’s sticking out and jabbing into your cheek, tongue, or gum, don’t try and cut it down yourself as you could end up accidentally swallowing it. Instead a good tip would be to get the eraser end of a pencil and try push the wire yourself into a more comfortable position. If this fails to work then we would advise covering the end with orthodontic wax, a piece of gauze or a small cotton ball until you can get to see a professional.

Loose brackets and bands – To help with a loose bracket or band, we advise reattaching the loose braces with a small piece of orthodontic wax, as a temporary precaution. Alternatively, place the wax over the braces to provide a cushion. Then seek help from your orthodontist as soon as possible. If you have a loose band, save it and call your orthodontist for an appointment to have it re-cemented or replaced.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

If the crown (‘cap’) or veneer falls off, see your dentist as soon as possible and be sure to bring your crown with you. If necessary, slip the crown back over the tooth. Denture adhesive such as polygrip can stick the crown on temporarily but you need to be careful not to swallow or aspirate the crown or veneer. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue!

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900


Our service is open to new and existing patients alike. It doesn’t matter where you come from, but most of our patients are from the following areas. We cover the following areas with our service:

Sutton Coldfield
Park Hall, Walsall
Great Barr
The West Midlands area generally

If you have a problem with your teeth, and you need to be seen urgently, all you have to do is call us and ask us for an emergency dentist appointment. At The Dentist we make sure that everyone has a great service, and proper treatment. We will make sure that we do our best to solve your emergency dental problem.

For Toothache or Dental Emergencies call us on 01922 624 900, we are available 24 hours a day helpline including all weekends and bank holidays.Our 24 HOUR EMERGENCY HELPLINE is available 365 days a year, including ALL weekends and bank holidays. We deal with many emergency patients who are in severe pain/agony and will do our very best to help each and every one of you, get out of pain. We treat our emergency patients no different, in that we will give you the time you need for treatment to ensure you’re out of pain and feeling fit again.

We have medication readily available here, for our patients to purchase as well as many dental products that can help you keep your Oral Hygiene up to scratch and in good condition. Don’t just take our word for it, have a read of just some of our amazing reviews:

“I travelled all the way from Warwick for an appointment as I was in severe pain due to an infection. Even though it was a Saturday morning when I called them, they gave me an appointment for the very same day and spent almost an hour taking care of my tooth. The doctor is very knowledgeable and he was very gentle and explained very patiently all the steps taken during the process to me…””Came to the surgery in agony, was given the practices number via NHS 111. I was seen promptly. The dentist was very professional, yet caring. Found my problem and was resolved quickly. After care was superb. Would highly recommend.””Excellent facilities. Excellent dentist. Absolutely excellent service when my son needed treatment late at night. Can’t recommend enough!”

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You may have a gum abscess (where the abscess is where the tooth meets the gum) where you get food caught between the teeth. In an emergency you can use Dental Floss to try and remove the object. Try putting a knot in the Dental Tape and passing it under the gum / between the teeth. The gum is likely to be sore, and bleed, but don’t worry, the cleaner it is the faster it will heal. If you cannot manage, see your dentist. Whatever you do, don’t try and remove the object using something sharp, such as a pin as you will be more likely to cause pain and swelling to your gums.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

To control the bleeding in an emergency, here is what to do:

Rinse the mouth with a mild salt-water solution.
Use a moistened piece of gauze, tea bag or wet handkerchief to apply pressure to the bleeding site. Keep here for at least 30 to 60 minutes.Keep biting / putting pressure. Don’t keep removing it to check if its working, and don’t rinse or spit out.

To both control the bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for about 5 to 10 minutes.

If the bleeding fails to stop then we’d advise seeing a dentist straight away or go to a hospital emergency room. Continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.

We offer appointments all throughout the day, so give us a call at any time, and we will find if we can fit you in.

Call us for an appointment with the emergency dentist: 01922 624900

At the dentist we also o Dental Implants and Braces, so we will be able to deal with the problems that other dentists who do not have special interests in these areas.

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  • Birmingham
  • Walsall
  • Park Hall
  • Wolverhampton
  • Stafford
  • Bromsgrove
  • Dudley,
  • Kidderminster
  • Tamworth
  • West Bromwich
  • Scott Arms (Great Barr)
  • The rest of the West Midlands and beyond.


During normal hours:

The price of a dental emergency appointment / consultation / same day appointment is between £15 and £35. Usually if you come in with one tooth problem, and go for treatment there and then, the consultation will be discounted to £15 only, including your standard xray if you need it. This is at the discretion of the dentist.

Out of hours:

We usually quote £30 to £150 for the appointment including the treatment required on the day, depending on what you need, assuming that it is one tooth. However, you may be quoted differently when you call to book the appointment, depending on the time and the demand for appointments. Call us for more details, as we can often guide you better when we know what the problem is.

What People Say About Our Practice

Why should you choose The Dentist Walsall? We’ve built a reputation for our friendly, highly qualified, best-value service. Our regulars love what we do because we have a passion for great dentistry. We think you’ll love what we do as well.

Great professional service at a time when i was at my lowest. Toothache from hell on saturday morning called around lunchtime was seen later that evening. Ricki was great and got me out of pain in no time at all. Will definitely be using the dentist again should an emergency arise !!!

james mccaughey

I genuinely hate going to the dentist and I dont think that will ever change. However after calling these guys up at 1am because of the pain I was in with a rotten tooth and them getting me in right away I will definitely be going here from now on. The dentist really made me feel more at ease and explained the process very clearly to me. If you go out of hours it is pricey, but still cheaper than most private dentists and it was totally worth every penny. Great experience.

Adam Farrington

I can not thank Rikki and his team enough. Fantastic and relaxed surgery. Explains the treatment in detail. Got me through a tough time reference my teeth. Massive Thank you. Dave

David Oldham

Cracked my tooth in half on a bank holiday Sunday and was in panic mode – this was the closest emergency dentist available and I’m happy I came across them. Needed a large filling and it was fast and pain free, service was very friendly and the surgery was clean. Expensive compared to a NHS dentist but you get what you pay for and due the timing options were not vast. More than satisfied with the service I received and would use again if needed/would recommend.

robyn thorn

Very fast, painless, top man I can now get a good nights sleep thankyou..highly recommended!! 👍

Tom Reid
To find out about how we can help with your emergency dental needs, contact The Dentist Walsall today for an appointment.